Dapper, in Green

Sometimes, when you fly, you just get lucky. I’m not talking about a seat upgrade, or something as routine as … More

Ode to Eire

Having recently returned from nearly three weeks with nearly perfect weather on a nearly perfect circuit of the island I’ve … More

Swim to the Ladder

Nothing like a short stint in the hospital to help you appreciate and reinforce all you have in life. I’m … More

In Portugal, We Fix Afib

Overshare #2 on the way…. Last fall, I developed Afib. It started off relatively occasional and manageable, with short-lived bouts … More

Our Trip to Siena

If I had a category for overshares, this post would probably go in it…. But here goes. Our trip to … More


We’ve been on the road now for close to two months. Last fall, after one month of constant travel in … More

Naples – It’s A Lot

By Melissa Yesterday was my dad’s birthday.  We spent it in Naples.  He lived here for several years back in … More

I am not Ukrainian

By Melissa I am not Ukrainian.  My mother was 100% Norwegian and my father, we don’t really know, but the … More